Looks like the solar-power energy business is expanding in the US more rapidly than thought before. San-Diego based power generation company, Sempra Generation finished their construction of the largest photovoltaic solar power plant in the country. The plant is located in Boulder City, Nev., which is about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
The plant which puts out about 48-megawatts is at the Copper Mountain Solar facility and has 775,000 thin-film solar panels. This plant is good to power about 14,000 homes. US already has the world’s largest solar-thermal power plant which uses solar energy to heat up a liquid to steam which run the generators. This plant which is in California’s Mojave desert produces about 354-megawatt of electricity.
Sempra is also on the road to build a 200 MegaWatt solar farm in Kern County, Calif., and is planning to construct a 600-MW solar facility in Arizona next year. All this is great news for green activists and also for our planet!